I LOVE this Ribbon Wreath!
I found the idea/tutorial on Tatertots and Jello. Of course, any time I see something made with ribbon, I jump all over it, and I am very pleased about the result. My door certainly screams Halloween!
The awesome thing about this idea is that you can do this with any holiday. I am already thinking of what I can do for Christmas with Red, Green, and lots of White!
The tutorial called for lots and lots of ribbon. I ended up with quite a bit leftover. Since I had so much left over, I felt like I HAD to use it. I ended up making this bow with the loops. It’s hard to see since it’s using the same ribbons as the wreath, but still pretty.
I bought 12 different ribbons in 5 yard increments. Doing it again, I would only do about 10 different ones, or less if using thicker ribbon. 3/8″ ribbon is great for accents. I would also not cut up all the ribbon at first. Leave a little bit left over of each so you can use it if you end up not needing it. I don’t know how I am going to use all these loops. 🙂
If you’re interested in making one for this fall, instead of for Halloween, I would use less greens, purples, and blacks, and stick with more oranges and browns. That way it looks great now, and will look great until Christmas decorations go up.
I used 12 kinds of ribbon. If you’re interested in some of the same ones, of course you can find them all at The Ribbon Retreat!
Polka Dot Orange with White 1 1/2″
Polka Dot Black with White 7/8″
Polka Dot Apple Green with White 3/8″
Biggie Dots Green/Black 7/8″
Biggie Dots Orange 7/8″
Gingham/Checks White/Orange 7/8″
Stripes Purple 5/8″
Solid Grosgrain Deep Purple 5/8″
Double Faced Satin Black 7/8″
Lacy Scallop Black 1/2″-My Favorite!
Lollipop Orange/Black 3/8″
Double Ruffle Gold 5/8″
This wreath was quite a bit of work, so if you’re looking to use ribbon for a wreath, but don’t have the time to do this one, I found this idea on The Speckled Dog.
We added some painted pumpkins next to our door, and I finally feel ready for fall. I hope you enjoy this idea and I would love to see pictures if you try it out!